Youth & Young Adult Groups

The Pride Center is dedicated to the health and well-being of all in the LGBTQ community, but we are particularly committed to supporting and serving our young population.  The programs offered for the specific age ranges of the younger population are featured below, and are provided in a fun, supportive and safe environment.  We request that the age ranges of these groups be respected.

Cool Girl

Youth Drop-In

Group Name: Youth Drop-In

Group Meeting Schedule: Second and Fourth Saturday, 1:00-4:00pm EST

Group Status: In-Person

Group Type: Youth and Young Adult

Group Leaders: Ellen Gilio and Bartosz Skiba

Group Leader Email: bart@pridecenter.org

Group Description: The Youth Drop-In is a program for LGBTQ+ youth and their straight allies ages 17 and under who can drop in at the Pride Center of NJ for support, fun, or to talk about what is going on in their lives. We offer a support group session for about an hour for those that want or need it. Activities include discussions, watching movies, guest speakers, playing games, and meeting and making new friends!

Suggested Donation: $5.00 (Venmo: PrideCenter-ofNJ)

Diversity Students

After School Hangout

Group Name: After School Hangout

Group Meeting Schedule: First and Third Friday, 4:00-6:00pm EST

Group Status: In-Person

Group Type: Youth and Young Adult

Group Leaders: Benny Syrgley

Group Leader Email: bensrygley@gmail.com

Group Description: Ages 13-17. For more information, please reach out to Benny Srygley (bensrygley@gmail.com).

Suggested Donation: $5.00 (Venmo: PrideCenter-ofNJ)